One thing that most Rhode Islanders can agree on is our love of food! With so many amazing restaurants packed into such a tiny place, the people of the smallest state are blessed with mouth watering options for our favorite dishes. There are some things that are a little more popular than others in our state and few things are as classically Rhode Island as the perfect union of clam cakes and chowder. Here are the 10 best restaurants in the Ocean State to get your clam cake and chowder fix.
1. Iggy's Doughboys, Warwick and Narragansett
Iggy's is a no brainer and an obvious first choice. Few restaurants represent the Ocean State like Iggy's and most of us locals have fond childhood memories here. You can enjoy their delicious freshly made chowder and clam cakes in both Narragansett on your beach days, or year-round in Warwick.
2. Monahans Clam Shack, Narragansett
Monahan's has an extensive history in Rhode Island. Its picturesque location along the Narragansett Sea Wall makes it an ideal place to enjoy your meal with a stunning view of the bay. This place is almost too perfect on a sunny day.
3. Amaral's, Warren
This classic clam shack serves up delicious New England and Portuguese style food. Not a bad combination! Their delicious menu can be enjoyed at their location in Warren.
4. Blount Clam Shack, Warren and Providence
This seasonal old-fashioned style clam shack offers two great locations to enjoy their tasty chowder and cakes across the state. Find them along the waterfront in Warren, or at charming and historic Crescent Park in Providence.
5. Rocky Point Clam Shack, Warwick
Rhode Islanders love to reminisce about the good old days at Rocky Point Amusement Park. The park was not only famous for its fun offerings, it was legendary for its clam cakes and chowder recipes. For many years, Rhode Island was left with no way of satisfying their Rocky Point Chowder craving. Lucky for us, Rocky Point Clam Shack serves up all the original recipes of the amusement park with some of the original memorabilia found on site.
6. Tommy's Warwick
Tommy's New England style clam chowder has become a local legend in Warwick. If you're seeking a casual outdoor dining place to enjoy delicious seafood, look no further! Tommy's is it.
7. Aunt Carries, Narragansett
Legend has it that the founder of this establishment, yes Aunt Carrie herself, was the brilliant mind behind clam cakes. What once began as a roadside lemonade and chowder stand has grown into an amazing restaurant in Narragansett. Enjoy classic Rhode Island seafood and more at this charming spot just steps away from the beach.
8. Crow's Nest, Warwick
This nautical themed establishment is a bit off the beaten path on Arnold's Neck Drive in Warwick, but it's worth finding. Fresh and delicious seafood is served with a stunning view of Greenwich Bay in sight. The dish pictured here, half a lobster roll, white chowder, and clam cakes might be all I could ever ask for.
9. Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, Providence
Hemenway's in downtown Providence is a popular choice for an upscale seafood restaurant. Though there is an impressive list of entrees, they still make a delightful classic chowder and delicious clam cakes.
10. Flo's Clam Shack, Middletown
Flo's has been a fresh and local restaurant since the 1930s! With over a dozen different awards under their belt and an excellent reputation from the locals, Flo's Clam shack has more than earned its spot on this list.
We all know Rhode Islanders have their restaurant loyalties, but we encourage you to try all of these places this summer!